California Cracks Down on Alternative Health Plans

California state officials said on Tuesday they were ordering a major Christian group to stop offering an alternative to health insurance, joining several states scrutinizing these cost-sharing programs that provide limited coverage. The plans, which have become increasingly popular, rely on pooling members’ contributions to cover their medical expenses, but they […]

What to Know About Health Insurance and Coronavirus

TIME MAGAZINE RECENTLY published a story about a woman who contracted the coronavirus. Her temperature spiked, her lungs filled with fluid and she needed to go to the emergency room three times. While she eventually improved, at least physically, when she received the medical bill she was stunned: It came to almost $35,000. […]